Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241    ~    Phone: (309) 792-0548  ~  Phone Renewal: (888) 542-7259
Hours:  Monday-Friday 10-8  ~  Saturday 10-3

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Online Card Catalog:

Check-out & download eBooks & Audiobooks:

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Free Digital Content:

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Train Your Brain! 

Free Permit Practice Tests

ABCmouse Early Learning Academy

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Fall Fest

Reading Challenge

Find More Illinois

Are you having trouble locating some hard-to-find books? We now have Find More Illinois available! All you need to do is Find it! Click it! and Get it! The Find More Illinois resource searches through libraries across the state of Illinois. Your book will then be sent to our library to check out.

Learn How to Place Holds


Biblioboard Now Available!

Colona library now has access to Biblioboard, an free online resource for patrons living in Illinois! On Biblioboard you can access both new and Classic e-books, historical documents, and more!

*When you access Biblioboard for the first time, you will need to allow it to pinpoint your location to confirm that you are an Illinois resident. Create a free account to easily save your information and favorites!*

Family Passes Available Now!

NEW! We now have a family pass to the Quad City Botanical Center. You are are also still able to check out family passes for the Putnam Museum and Niabi Zoo, as well! 

All of the passes are good for free admission of two adults and four children, and can be checked out for two days.      

*ID will need to be provided at time of use.*

Putnam MuseumThe passes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Pay Fines Online With Credit Cards!

You can now pay for fines and fees online through Encore. Simply log into your account with your card number and you PIN, and you will see the option to pay using E-Commerce. Any fine listed must be paid in full, and there is a minimum amount of $1.00. There is no charge to use this service. See staff for help with this convenient service.

Read About the Latest Library News with the Newsletter online

We are happy to provide access to our newsletter online here. You can check it out online just in case you recycled yours or it's not at hand at the moment. We hope you'll find this handy access to the lastest news and program information helpful!

Summer 2019 Newsletter

New Children's ResourceABC Mouse

Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!

This resource is free to use at the library


Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!

Recycle at the Library


Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!) The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards funding various library programs.

~Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!~

Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one today!

Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:

Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!


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